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Aransas Pass Police Officer John J. Valdez uses a hightech, handheld radar speed detector that can identify motorists traveling at a high rate with pinpoint accuracy using a laser light. TXDOT funds are being used by the department to cover overtime costs for Valdez and others to concentrate on the annual statewide speeding enforcement campaign in hopes of reducing the potential for accidents or worse, deaths. Aransas Pass Progress

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Deployed June 9th along a stretch of the Hwy 35 Bypass, in a period of an hour Valdez made two traffic stops, the first motorist traveling 68 mph in a construction zone with workers present where the posted limit is 55. The Rockport driver was given a verbal warning. The second driver, from Kingsville, was clocked doing 80. He was cited for speed – the cost of the ticket doubling because of where the offense occurred. On top of that hefty bill, he’ll have to pay even more, discovered behind the wheel without active auto insurance. Aransas Pass Progress

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APPD: Operation ‘Slow Down’ Targets Speeders

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Aransas Pass Progress


346 S. Houston

Aransas Pass, TX 78336


P.O. Box 2100

Aransas Pass, TX 78336


361-758-5391